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Former Gazette Chicago reporter Christine Mangan writes bestselling debut novel

By William S. Bike The mystery thriller novel Tangerine, published by HarperCollins earlier this year, has taken the literary world by storm. The New Yorker called it “A juicy melodrama…endearing and even impressive in the force of its determination…” Esquire wrote that Tangerine is “the thriller that everyone will be talking about…One of those sinuous, […]


UI Health expands contract with Chicago Lighthouse for call center employees

By Robert Kingett The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) has renewed its contract with the Chicago Lighthouse, an organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veteran communities, to provide call center services on behalf of the hospital and expand them to ophthalmology clinics. UI Health and the Chicago Lighthouse […]


UIC College of Dentistry has expanded Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain Clinic

By William S. Bike The Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (OMDS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry has expanded the scope of its Oral Medicine Clinic, which now is the Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain Clinic. Harvey Wigdor, DDS, MS, professor, OMDS, is chief of the new clinic, […]


City announces Year of Creative Youth events

Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) recently announced further developments within the Year of Creative Youth initiative. DCASE is encouraging teens and young adults to share their art, music, or performances via social media with the hashtag #BornCreative for the chance to showcase their work at the culminating festival in Millennium Park […]


Health research project at UI Health redefines ‘average patient’

Any adult who has received care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) hospital or clinics now is eligible to participate in the All of Us Research Program. This National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort will improve health by gathering data from at least one million people living in the U.S. […]


Study ranks Rush no. 4 among leading U.S. academic medical centers

Rush University Medical Center ranked fourth among 107 leading academic medical centers in the United States, up from fifth in 2016, in a national study conducted by Vizient, a health care services company. With this ranking, Rush has made the top five in the annual Quality and Accountability Study five times in a row and […]


Movie theatre/retail complex and Chicago Artists Coalition HQ planned for West Loop

A new movie theatre and retail complex, and the Chicago Artists Coalition headquarters, are coming to the West Loop. Developer Anthony Hrusovsky of Sterling Bay, along with Brett Taylor of the architectural firm Gensler, recently announced development…


Pilgrim Baptist site to become gospel museum

By Lisa R. Jenkins After more than 12 years in limbo, the site of the historic Pilgrim Baptist Church is slated to be rebuilt as the National Museum of Gospel Music (NMGM). The building dates to 1891, when it was constructed as a synagogue located at 3301 S. Indiana Ave. Pilgrim Baptist Church moved into […]


Voters elect to repeal ban on rent control in Chicago

  By Patrick Butler Members of the Pilsen Alliance and other community groups fighting to lift the ban on rent controls in Chicago celebrated long into the night at Simone’s Bar and Grill, 960 W. 18th St., on March 20. Their months of efforts to put an advisory referendum on the March 20 ballot calling […]


New faces, close races highlight results of March 20 primary elections

By William S. Bike Some fresh faces will be representing this area, after election night on March 20 saw some close and exciting races. In the Democratic gubernatorial race, J.B. Pritzker won with 573,679 votes for 45.2%. His winning plurality was followed by Daniel Biss, 337,342 for 26.6%, Chris Kennedy with 308,731 for 24.3%, Tio […]


St. Jerome’s benefits from a significant education gift; construction also planned

By Sheila Elliott Everyone indulges in the fantasy once in a while: holding a winning lottery ticket or having that special card at a parish bingo party. Suddenly real money is yours, and all you have to do is decide how to spend it. That’s when our inner cynic rises up and whispers, “It never […]


NIH funds environmental health sciences center

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $4 million over four years to an equal partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Chicago to establish an environmental health sciences center. The Chicago Center for Health and Environment (CACHET) will study […]